Help Us End Zimbabwe Child Marriages
ECM funds orphans and at-risk girls from the poorest sections of Zimbabwe so that they can attend school. We believe that no girl should be robbed of her childhood, health, education and aspirations.
Girls in Zimbabwe
“34% of girls in Zimbabwe are married before the age of 18 and 5% are married before their 15th birthday.” — UNICEF
When a girl marries before the age of 18, she and her family are usually poor, uneducated, and unhealthy.
More than 50% of girls married before age 18 face these problems and health risks:
- Forced to quit school
- No work or life skills
- Higher risk of abuse and sexual diseases
- Raise their children with no help
- High risk pregnancy
Preparing Tomorrow’s Leaders Today
End Child Marriages is supported by American & African Youth Leadership Foundation (AAYLF). We are a nonprofit organization dedicated to saving vulnerable girls from poverty by ending the risk of child marriage. We believe that no girl should be robbed of her childhood, health, education and aspirations.
We funds orphans and at-risk girls from the poorest sections of Zimbabwe so that they can attend school. We also combat gender inequality. We believe that women and girls deserve the same treatment and opportunities as men and boys and they can reach their full potential given the chance — we open that door for them to give them a fighting chance. They can earn an income and take better care of their family. This ends generations of poverty and promotes gender equity.
Hear from some of the girls we’ve helped…
Meet the Founder
Bongai “Ms. B” Mhloyi
Rescuing a Child Bride Changed Her Life. Read her story…
How You can Help
Sponsor a Girl
Your gift could transform her life forever! Your gift keeps her in school, gives her a voice, gives her a choice, and lets her determine her future. Empower a girl today!
Your one-time donation can help provide funds for tuition, educational materials, transportation, room, or part of the board for a child at risk of becoming a child bride.
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Partner with us and help make global changes to end child marriage finally. Together we can raise awareness and bring about lasting change.